CHICAGO — Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will have one extra month of freedom before he starts a 14-year prison sentence for a series of corruption charges, a federal judge said Tuesday.
SPRINGFIELD — Ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich should be denied his $65,000-a-year pension because the corruption that is sending him to prison is clearly tied to his position in state government, the Illinois attorney general advised Thursday.
CHICAGO — Rod Blagojevich has one last hope to reduce his harsh 14-year sentence: an appeal.
CHICAGO -- Rod Blagojevich, the ousted Illinois governor whose three-year battle against criminal charges became a national spectacle, was sentenced to 14 years in prison Wednesday.
Pantagraph-area residents comment on Rod Blagojevich's 14-year prison sentence:
SPRINGFIELD -- The last person Rod Blagojevich beat during his political tenure called the Chicago Democrat's 14 year prison sentence the right decision given his actions as chief executive.
CHICAGO -- The head of the Illinois Republican Party says he hopes that former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's 14-year prison sentence leads to reform and "fiscal sanity" in Illinois.
CHICAGO -- Ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich hunched forward and his face appeared frozen in shock as he listened to a federal judge sentence him to 14 years in prison.
SPRINGFIELD -- The days of $195 neckties and $700 dress shirts will soon come to an end for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
CHICAGO — Rod Blagojevich was clearly the ringleader of the schemes for which he was convicted, and lied about his actions on the witness stand, a judge said Tuesday at the ousted Illinois governor’s sentencing on charges that include trying to sell an appointment to President Barack Obama’s…
CHICAGO — Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich deserves a sentence of 15 to 20 years in prison for his convictions on corruption charges, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
SPRINGFIELD -- Federal prosecutors are digging for data about convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's potential pension income in advance of his sentencing on corruption charges, even though Illinois officials plan to block the disgraced Democrat from getting any state retirement pay.
CHICAGO — Impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich plans to make a statement to the court at his newly scheduled sentencing hearing in December, his attorney said Monday.
CHICAGO — A federal judge has set former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s sentencing on corruption charges for Dec. 6.
Impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is asking a federal judge to set aside his multiple convictions and grant him yet another trial.
CHICAGO — Prosecutors want a judge to order Rod Blagojevich to appear in court to sign what they contend is overdue paperwork allowing the ousted governor to remain free while awaiting sentencing.
CHICAGO -- The marquee event in a federal investigation into Rod Blagojevich's governorship, Blagojevich's own trial, is over -- but the legal saga that stretches back nearly a decade isn't quite at an end.
SPRINGFIELD -- In the end, Rod Blagojevich did not bring doom for his party or the national political figures whose names got dragged into his scandal. But long after he is behind bars, Illinois will still be cleaning up the mess left behind by the state's cartoonish former governor.
CHICAGO -- Jurors among those who convicted Rod Blagojevich of corruption Monday said they found the former Illinois governor personable, but had to set that aside to consider what they found to be clear evidence that he tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama's Senate seat.
SPRINGFIELD -- Rod Blagojevich's former Statehouse colleagues say his criminal conviction Monday is both a black eye for the state and a chance to move forward.